Summer of Sam

R 18+
Spike Lee, 136 mins, USA, 1999, 35mm. Courtesy: Walt Disney Studios.

Summer of Sam
Summer of Sam

Adapted from a screenplay co-written by Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos' Christopher Moltisanti), director Spike Lee draws on a specific historical moment - the summer of 1977 in New York City, marked by a heatwave, a blackout and the violent exploits of serial killer David Berkowitz (aka 'Son of Sam') - to explore deeper cultural anxieties.

The drama of that summer is played out against a growing divide between neighbourhood buddies Vinny (John Leguizamo), a self-styled Tony Manero, and Richie (Adrien Brody), who reinvents himself as a punk.

Composer Terence Blanchard captures the nervous energy of a city under siege in his sensual, urgent score, which acts as a sharp counterpart to the pulsating disco music that permeates throughout the film.

Dates   Tue 5 Jun 2012, 7pm
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